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Berardi Immigration Law was founded more than 10 years ago by former INS Inspector and Attorney Rosanna Berardi who had the vision of creating a different type of law firm, one that focuses on client service and responsiveness. Today, Berardi Immigration Law is respected around the world for its knowledgeable immigration legal services team and the firm’s commitment to a personal, high-touch experience for clients.
Berardi Immigration Law’s comprehensive immigration team focuses exclusively on immigration law. With roughly 20 categories of visas available and a consistently changing adjudication landscape, it makes sound business sense to partner with a firm that is wholly dedicated to both the art and science of immigration law. The team is adept at analyzing all issues relating to the immigration needs of our clients.
Torres Law, P.A., is a boutique South Florida law firm that concentrates on complex corporate and securities law matters. We counsel on a variety of offerings, including multiple EB-5 projects, and on joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, financings, employment, licensing, distribution, franchising and company formation matters. We are trusted advisors to real estate investment firms, regional centers and real estate developers and project operators. We are fortunate to enjoy success because our clients trust our work and value our trust and dedication to their legal matters.
For almost 20 years, Miller Mayer has provided exceptional counsel to regional centers, developers and individual investors seeking EB-5 capital and visas. Miller Mayer has counseled clients in raising over $5.5 billion in EB-5 funding for projects all around the United States. The EB-5 Practice Group combines an unsurpassed depth and breadth of experience with a demonstrated and unrivaled capacity to achieve approval of EB-5 projects and immigrant visas. Miller Mayer has the proven experience, expertise, and knowledge of EB-5 law to guide clients over the complex and evolving standards of EB-5 adjudication.
Whether you are a General Counsel, the president of a company, an HR director, or a business owner, they understand your immigration legal needs, and they know what it takes to meet them. They are available 24/7/365 (regardless of time zone), because they know that is the pace of business today and that is what their clients demand.
They like working in this globalized economy. They aren’t the largest immigration firm, and they don’t want to be. For over 20 years, they have built a reputation as nimble, extremely responsive experts in US immigration law. They have the expertise and the technology to deliver immigration legal service of the highest quality, when and where you need it.
Kristen W. Ng focuses her practice on business immigration and compliance matters, including legislative issues. She advises individuals and companies on a wide range of immigration matters, including nonimmigrant and immigrant employment-based cases, citizenship issues,) and investor cases (E-2 and EB-5). She provides immigration counsel to clients, including HR managers, high-level executives, and employees to ensure comprehension of each respective immigration process and procedure and to collaboratively produce the best immigration strategy and approach for each individual matter. In addition, she works on immigration reform policies and advocates for smart policies for clients.
In June of 2005, Rosanna Berardi, Esq. founded Berardi Immigration Law, a full-service immigration law firm. Ms. Berardi has a unique combination of government, university and corporate experience that provides her with a broad perspective of the immigration landscape.
Ms. Berardi’s immigration career began in 1993. She attended the legacy Immigration & Naturalization Service (“INS”) Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia, and then worked as an Immigration Inspector at the Peace Bridge while attending law school at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Ms. Berardi was then promoted to the position of Legal Intern at the legacy INS’s District Office, where she performed legal research and prepared legal memoranda on various immigration issues. Upon her graduation from law school in 1997, Ms. Berardi was hired as a full-time Immigration Trial Attorney at the New York City Office through the Attorney General’s Honor Program, which placed only 25 law graduates with the INS.
Ms. Berardi entered private law practice in 1998 when she joined Buffalo’s largest law firm as an Immigration Associate. She spent six years there and gained extensive experience working with multi-national companies in connection with B-1, H-1B, L-1, TN and O-1, and green card transfers to the U.S. She also represented Canadian corporations expanding or relocating to the U.S. Ms. Berardi was a frequent speaker at SUNY personnel conferences, client seminars and corporate seminars.
Osvaldo F. Torres, Esq. is a 1987 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. For his entire professional career spanning nearly 30 years, Mr. Torres has counseled clients on complex transactions, including securities offerings and large mergers and acquisitions. For the last 6 years, Mr. Torres has been immersed in EB-5 work and has prepared numerous offerings involving hotel development, multi-family residential construction, senior independent living complexes, healthcare companies, restaurants, franchised services and others. Mr. Torres frequently speaks at EB-5 conferences on securities issues and other aspects of the EB-5 practice. He is a member of the EB-5 SEC Roundtable, a group of distinguished securities law practitioners in the EB-5 space. He also serves on IIUSA’s President's Advisory Council and its Compliance, Public Policy and Editorial Committees, and also on the Steering Committee for the EB-5 Investment Coalition. Mr. Torres is rated AV® Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and ranked a Top 15 EB-5 Securities Attorney by EB-5 Investors Magazine. In addition, Torres Law has been selected as a Medallion Partner by NES Financial. Mr. Torres has worked as a corporate and securities attorney at several large and prestigious law firms, including Schulte Roth & Zabel in New York and Greenberg Traurig in Miami, and has served as General Counsel for Telemundo Group and HBO Latin America.
David J. Wilks is an Associate in Miller Mayer’s Immigration practice group.
Mr. Wilks’ practice focuses primarily on employment-based immigration. He has represented a wide range of clients, including universities, multinational corporations, health care institutions, small businesses and entrepreneurs in seeking immigrant and nonimmigrant status for individuals in diverse fields and specialties. Mr. Wilks has also provided immigration expertise relating to large corporate acquisitions, as well as assisted clients with I-9 compliance and family-based petitions for permanent residence.
Mr. Wilks currently serves on national leadership committees with the American Immigration Lawyers Association. In addition, Mr. Wilks has spoken both nationally and internationally on matters related to immigration law.
Lisa Sotelo focuses her practice on Corporate Immigration. She counsels corporations, educational institutions, and individuals on a variety of business immigration issues. Ms. Sotelo's previous experience includes working at full-service immigration firms, where she represented clients not only in employment-based cases but also in federal litigation, international adoption, family matters, and immigration court proceedings.